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Az Update: Azure Cloud Shell enhancements, Azure DB security enhancements and more

Lots of news surrounding Azure security and hybrid offerings this week. Here are a couple of the news items we are covering this week: Azure Database for PostgreSQL Data encryption enhancements announced, New Microsoft Learn Modules for Azure and Windows Server IT Pros, Exchange ... continue reading
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Fine tuning backup storage costs on SQL Managed Instance

In the previous article, we have explained how automated backups on Azure SQL Managed Instance work, how backups piles up, and some of the ways you contribute to such pile up. We have also explained how associated costs for excess ... continue reading
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Inside Microsoft Threat Protection: Solving cross-domain security incidents through the power of correlation analytics

In theory, a cyberattack can be disrupted at every phase of the attack chain. In reality, however, defense stack boundaries should overlap in order to be effective. When a threat comes via email, for example, even with good security solutions ... continue reading
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3 tips to grow your Microsoft partner identity-driven security business

Hello! Today’s “Voice of the Partner” story is written by Prashanth Subramanian, Manikandan Rajagopal, and Balaji Ganesan of Quadra. Quadra has been a global Partner of the Year award winner/finalist for over 15 years. In this blog they explain how ... continue reading
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Seeing the big picture: Deep learning-based fusion of behavior signals for threat detection

The application of deep learning and other machine learning methods to threat detection on endpoints, email and docs, apps, and identities drives a significant piece of the coordinated defense delivered by Microsoft Threat Protection. Within each domain as well as ... continue reading
Preventing data loss and mitigating risk in today’s remote work environment

Preventing data loss and mitigating risk in today’s remote work environment

The shift to remote work over the past few months has increased the need for organizations to re-evaluate their security and risk management practices. With employees accessing corporate data at times on home computers or sharing and collaborating in new ... continue reading

Backup Compression, TDE, and MaxTransferSize

This blog describes enhancement in SQL 2019 for TDE enabled databases in which MaxTransferSize is no longer required. Backup Compression and Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) have been two valuable features for customers using SQL Server. In version of SQL Server ... continue reading
Getting Started with Testing Infrastructure Code

Getting Started with Testing Infrastructure Code

Hi, my name is Bernie White, I am a Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft. Today I’d like to show you how you can get started with testing infrastructure code using an open source project called PSRule within Azure Pipelines. Within ... continue reading
How to Defend Users from Interception Attacks via SMB Client Defense

How to Defend Users from Interception Attacks via SMB Client Defense

Hey folks, Ned here again with another guest post. Today we discuss hardening the SMB protocol in Windows against interception attacks, previously referred to as “Man-in-the-Middle” attacks. As you know, interception attacks involve manipulating communications between client and server. An ... continue reading
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Five reasons to view this Azure Synapse Analytics virtual event

The virtual event Azure Synapse Analytics: How It Works is now available on demand. In demos and technical discussions, Microsoft customers explain how they’re using the newest Azure Synapse Analytics capabilities to deliver insights faster, bring together an entire analytics ... continue reading